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Jan 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
had very little education. and his father worked extremely hard, you know, as a waiter, as a window washer, all kinds of menial work with the result that he had a very bad back, but he had to keep on working. and the family had to keep on moving. his mother was very resourceful, and she would get a deal whereby the apartment lease would be free for one month, and they would pay for the second. and they would take the free month and then move. and they kept doing that in order to avoid rent. so it was a very poor family, and howard knew early on that the notion that all you have to do is work hard and you can get anywhere you want to get in life, he knew that was nonsense. no one could have worked harder than his father did, and his father never even entered the middle class. >> host: now, when howard was in high school, he had a number of friends who were involved in political activity, and you talk about a sort of radicalizing experience that happened with him while he was at a demonstration in times square, i believe? >> guest: yes. we don't have much information about it. it's fa
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00am EST
actually could explain what brown versus board of education was about, even though the answer was implicit in the question. so our kids don't know much history. a lot of what they know is wrong. and the great historians, the way this book is based upon the work of great historians. you are mentioned than air. a lot of great historians are doing some of that kind of work. we have a big sweep. we are able to couple this with the documentary, it will to make it more dramatic. >> macon a primer. an honest basic tact. history 101. i have to say, when you read these history books, it is not coherent. there is no pattern. we don't see what we're talking about, this empire. we don't understand how that works. the kids get the dates, the pictures, but they don't really -- to some degree the united states always comes out ahead, always comes up. we can trash twice. >> if you take chinese history. >> go for a global history. franchise, british nice. >> he saw the world not just through u.s. size. but look at how well we are doing looks to the russians, the soviets. we don't have that ability
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Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
conscience because both of his parents had very little education, and his father worked extremely hard as a waiter come as a window washer, all kinds of work with the result that he had a very bad back that had to keep on working and the family had to keep on moving. his mother was very resourceful and she would get a deal where the department would be free for one month and they would pay for the second month and they would take a free month and then moved and they kept doing that in order to avoid a friend. so it was a very poor family. and she knew very early on that the notion all you have to do is work hard and you can get anywhere you want to get in life he knew that was nonsense. no one could have worked harder than his father did coming and his father never even entered the middle class. >> when he was in high school he had a number of friends involved in political activity, and you talk about a sort of radical experience, what happened with him at a demonstration in times square. >> yes, we don't have much information about it. it's fairly fuzzy, but we do know that he hung out wit
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